Billionaire businessman Jeremiah Kiereini is dead. Sources close to his family say Kiereini died last evening aged 90.
He served as former chairperson of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and was also former head of Civil Service. Before his death, Kiereini authored a memoir ‘A Daunting Journey’
He was born in 1929 in Kibicho, Central Kenya, schooled in Alliance Boys’ and later at Makerere University in Uganda. He was then employed by the Indian High Commission in the 1950’s. He later joined the colonial Civil Service at the height of the Mau Mau uprising.
He would rise through the ranks to be the head of the Civil Service in the 1980’s.
President Uhuru said the late Kiereini remains an important part of Kenya’s public service history because of his many achievements key among them being the role he played in the modernization of the Kenyan military when he served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence.
“Mr. Kereini was a polished patriot and loyal Kenyan who served this country with dedication as a public servant for over 30 years rising through the ranks to the position of Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet,” said the President.
Source: standard media